mysql

Can someone tell me what the difference is between
msql-server and mysql-community-server

Ta

M

Oracle offers an enterprise version of MySQL but there is also a community version compiled from the open source.

They are both listed in Yast when you try to install mysql
There are about 10 programs that start mysql-something
and there are matching ones that say mysql-community-something

The description is the same

?

M

In the context of package names, it’s a little more complicated. It’s more to do with the fact that at one point, Sun/Oracle forked the product into enterprise and community streams. Prior that point everything was called mysql, so the 5.0 series is mysql. But still open source. But the 5.1 series in distros is built from the community sources, so it looks like a name change was made. The change may have been made by openSUSE. Or perhaps required of all distros by Oracle for trademark/marketing reasons, this I don’t know.

BTW, you must have some bleeding edge repos since the mysql-community-* ones don’t show up in my zypper output. Take care that you don’t run into incompatibilities.

Ta

I’ll stick to the mysql-something ones

M

This link MySQL in openSUSE 11.3 :: Michal Hrušecký may help to explain what is going on.

If you select mysql in YaST, you will get everything you need to run the community server. I have never (in the last four years) bothered to select anything but mysql; YaST selects everything else you need.